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8 January 2020 | Charities, Community, & CSR | Comment | Article by Cari Sowden-Taylor

Welsh Neuropsychiatry Service patients hold Christmas Party at Ash Day Unit

On Wednesday 18 December, patients at the Welsh Neuropsychiatry Day Service held a Christmas Party at the Ash Day Unit in Hafan y Coed, University Hospital Llandough.

The Welsh Neuropsychiatry service specialises in tertiary mental health and is the only Neuropsychiatry service in Wales for individuals who have suffered an acquired brain injury. They provide a comprehensive resource for the assessment, investigation, management and rehabilitation for patients suffering with neuropsychiatric, cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems as a result of their injury.

As part of the rehabilitation process, the patients challenged themselves to arrange a Christmas party for the unit. As part of the festive activities, the patients organised a raffle in order to raise some much needed funds for resources for the unit and also as a way of ‘giving back’ to a service that they feel has been of great benefit to them.

Our Brain Injury team has close links with the Welsh Neuropsychiatry Service and to show our support, we were delighted to make a donation of two prizes for the raffle. The first prize was a ‘Home Kit’ which included an Amazon Echo Dot, an Amazon Firestick, smart bulbs plus many more items which aim to help make a patient’s home more accessible and comfortable. The second prize was four rugby tickets to watch Cardiff Blues vs Ospreys in the New Year.

Lisa-Marie Scaccia, Staff Nurse at the Ash Day Unit said:

“Our staff and patients had a wonderful time at our Christmas party. We are all immensely grateful for the support and generosity from Hugh James which helped us to raise vital funds for the Neuropsychiatric service. We’re thankful for the continued support from Hugh James and look forward to maintaining this relationship in the future.”

A big well done to all of the patients who helped to organise such a successful event! The team managed to raise over £200 in raffle ticket sales, which will help the Unit to continue to support patients across Wales who have suffered a brain injury. Hugh James is proud to continually support such a vital service and the incredible work that they do.

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Cari Sowden-Taylor


Cari is a Partner and Joint Head of the National Serious Injury Team, and specialises in representing adult and child claimants who have sustained life changing injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, limb loss and polytrauma following road traffic collisions, injuries at work and assaults.

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